Interesting place, almost unique in this part of the world. Interesting architecture, typical byzantine style.
About Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
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This is included in the Museum Card. But unfortunately the biggest part is closed for restoration. You can still see some mosaics in the 2 corridors. A lot is under restoration in Istanbul. But of course, this must happen in order to preserve that wonderful...More
Beautiful frescos and mosaics adorn this church and this is included in the Istanbul Museum Pass. The downside is that it is quite some distance from Sultanahmet meaning that a taxicab drive is needed to get there and back
Beautiful mosaics and frescoes. This was my second visit and much less crowded than on my earlier visit a few years ago, so was able to linger and enjoy the beautiful interior. The neighbourhood has changed a fair bit, many typical old wooden houses been...More
Beautiful church turned into Mosque turned into museum... Museum card covers free entry otherwise you need to pay around 25 tl to enter ... I was there last week , lots of restorative work going on so some parts of it were closed but still...More
this is an outstanding former monastery, then mosque, now turned into a museum with stunning mosaics depicting the life of Jesus and Mary. Hagia Sophia must have looked like this filled with mosaics before the ceilings were plastered over.